BOYS BASKETBALL SECTIONALS THIS WEEK

RICHMOND

1              Tue        Muncie Central [0-20] vs. Anderson [9-10]

2              Wed      Mount Vernon (Fortville) [14-6] vs. Richmond [10-9]

3              Wed      New Palestine [14-8] vs. Greenfield-Central [13-9]

4              Fri           Pendleton Heights [8-14] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

NEW CASTLE

1              Tue        Hamilton Heights [15-4] vs. Yorktown [14-7]

2              Tue        Jay County [7-10] vs. Delta [16-4]

3              Fri           Muncie Burris [9-10] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           New Castle [7-15] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

GREENSBURG

1              Tue        South Dearborn [12-11] vs. Lawrenceburg [13-10]

2              Wed      Franklin County [7-13] vs. Batesville [8-14]

3              Wed      Greensburg [15-4] vs. Rushville [1-19]

4              Fri           Connersville [15-7] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

SHENANDOAH

1              Tue        Union County [9-13] vs. Knightstown [0-20]

2              Tue        Hagerstown [5-17] vs. Eastern Hancock [17-5]

3              Wed      Northeastern [18-4] vs. Centerville [8-13]

4              Wed      Cambridge City Lincoln [8-12] vs. Shenandoah [21-3]

5              Fri           Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

6              Fri           Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

7              Sat          Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

RANDOLPH SOUTHERN

1              Tue        Tri [4-17] vs. Union (Modoc) [3-17]

2              Tue        Seton Catholic [6-9] vs. Randolph Southern [6-14]

3              Fri           Blue River [12-10] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Union City [8-14] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#9 Iowa 73 #4 Ohio State 57

Butler 73 #8 Villanova 61

#12 Houston 98 S. Florida 52

Memphis 80 Cincinnati 74

Maryland 73 Michigan State 55

Western Kentucky 91 Florida International 58

North Carolina State 65 Pittsburgh 62

North Dakota State 89 South Dakota 77

Oral Roberts 95 Western Illinois 59

Utah State 87 Nevada 66

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#2 North Carolina State 68 Syracuse 61

#3 Texas A&M 65 #5 South Carolina 57

#for Stanford 72 California 33

#6 Louisville 78 Notre Dame 61

#8 Maryland 62 Northwestern 50

Arizona State 66 #6 Arizona 64 OT

Oregon State 88 #14 Oregon 77

#16 Arkansas 94 Alabama 76

#17 Georgia 95 Florida 80

Ole Miss 73 #19 Kentucky 69

#20 Tennessee 88 Auburn 54

#23 Missouri State 59 Loyola Chicago 45

#25 Rutgers 60 Penn State 55

Florida State 59 Wake Forest 51

Savior 58 Georgetown 48

Dayton 72 Davidson 66

Northern Iowa 96 Evansville 48

Rhode Island 87 VCU 68

Miami, Florida 68 Clemson 62

Georgia Tech 65 Pittsburgh 60

George Washington 68 George Mason 39

LaSalle 77 St. Bonaventure 51

Purdue 70 Illinois 66

New Mexico 93 Utah State 55

North Carolina 68 Virginia Tech 63

Boise State 85 San Diego State 44

Iowa 84 Wisconsin 70

Missouri 77 Mississippi State 57

Washington State 61 Washington 52

Massachusetts 70 Richmond 65

Valparaiso 70 Southern Illinois 63 OT

NBA SCOREBOARD

Milwaukee 105 LA Clippers 100

Boston 111 Washington 110

New York 109 Detroit 90

Memphis 133 Houston 84….DESMOND BANE 15 PTS, 7 REB, 3STLS

LA Lakers 117 Golden State 91

Miami 109 Atlanta 99

Phoenix 118 Minnesota 99

Charlotte 127 Sacramento 126

NHL SCOREBOARD

Boston 4 NY Rangers 1

Philadelphia 3 Buffalo 0

Nashville 3 Columbus 1

Washington 3 New Jersey 2

NY Islanders 2 Pittsburgh 0

Chicago 7 Detroit 2

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – SPRING TRAINING

Cleveland 5 Cincinnati 1

Milwaukee 7 Chicago White Sox 2

Kansas City 3 Texas 2

LA Dodgers 2 Oakland 1

LA Angels 5 San Francisco 2

Seattle 5 San Diego 4

Colorado 5 Arizona 2

Pittsburgh 6 Baltimore 4

Detroit 10 Philadelphia 2

Minnesota 7 Boston 6

Toronto 6 NY Yankees 4

Miami 6 Houston 1

St. Louis 4 Washington 4

Tampa Bay 9 Atlanta 7

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn’t wait to start celebrating with teammates in the locker room.

“They waited on me, and we had a little celebration,” Garza said after scoring 24 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in Iowa’s 73-57 win over the Buckeyes. “It’s a huge win for our group, to be able to beat a team like that on their home floor. It’s impressive for us, and it’s huge going forward, especially with seeding in the Big Ten tournament and the NCAA Tournament.”

Joe Weiskamp added 19 points – including 5-for-9 shooting from 3-point range – for the Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-6 Big Ten), who have won five of six with two games remaining in their regular season.

Iowa bounced back from a 79-57 loss to No. 3 Michigan on Thursday.

“We’re an experienced group, we’re a resilient group,” Garza said. “And we know, we’ve had confidence all year that we can hang with the best of the best, and we know we can beat them. Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple performances that didn’t reflect how we good we are against those teams.”

E.J. Liddell had 15 points and Justice Sueing scored 10 for the Buckeyes (18-7, 12-7). Recently projected as a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed, they’ve lost three games in eight days.

After Liddell hit a jumper to open the game, the Buckeyes never led again.

Duane Washington Jr.’s 3-pointer cut the Iowa lead to seven points with 3:29 left in the first half, but a 10-3 Iowa run made it 42-28 at the break. Garza had 15 points in the first half, and Weiskamp had 13 on 3-of-4 3-point shooting.

The Buckeyes mounted a 14-2 run to open the second half and got back within two with 16:49 left. But a 3-pointer from Weiskamp and a couple of baskets in the paint by Garza got the Hawkeyes out of the danger zone and Ohio State couldn’t chip away.

“They clearly outplayed us, outperformed us, outcoached us,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “We’ve got to get back to work.”

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Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn’t wait to start celebrating with teammates in the locker room.

“They waited on me, and we had a little celebration,” Garza said after scoring 24 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in Iowa’s 73-57 win over the Buckeyes. “It’s a huge win for our group, to be able to beat a team like that on their home floor. It’s impressive for us, and it’s huge going forward, especially with seeding in the Big Ten tournament and the NCAA Tournament.”

Joe Weiskamp added 19 points – including 5-for-9 shooting from 3-point range – for the Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-6 Big Ten), who have won five of six with two games remaining in their regular season.

Iowa bounced back from a 79-57 loss to No. 3 Michigan on Thursday.

“We’re an experienced group, we’re a resilient group,” Garza said. “And we know, we’ve had confidence all year that we can hang with the best of the best, and we know we can beat them. Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple performances that didn’t reflect how we good we are against those teams.”

E.J. Liddell had 15 points and Justice Sueing scored 10 for the Buckeyes (18-7, 12-7). Recently projected as a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed, they’ve lost three games in eight days.

After Liddell hit a jumper to open the game, the Buckeyes never led again.

Duane Washington Jr.’s 3-pointer cut the Iowa lead to seven points with 3:29 left in the first half, but a 10-3 Iowa run made it 42-28 at the break. Garza had 15 points in the first half, and Weiskamp had 13 on 3-of-4 3-point shooting.

The Buckeyes mounted a 14-2 run to open the second half and got back within two with 16:49 left. But a 3-pointer from Weiskamp and a couple of baskets in the paint by Garza got the Hawkeyes out of the danger zone and Ohio State couldn’t chip away.

“They clearly outplayed us, outperformed us, outcoached us,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “We’ve got to get back to work.”

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Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn’t wait to start celebrating with teammates in the locker room.

“They waited on me, and we had a little celebration,” Garza said after scoring 24 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in Iowa’s 73-57 win over the Buckeyes. “It’s a huge win for our group, to be able to beat a team like that on their home floor. It’s impressive for us, and it’s huge going forward, especially with seeding in the Big Ten tournament and the NCAA Tournament.”

Joe Weiskamp added 19 points – including 5-for-9 shooting from 3-point range – for the Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-6 Big Ten), who have won five of six with two games remaining in their regular season.

Iowa bounced back from a 79-57 loss to No. 3 Michigan on Thursday.

“We’re an experienced group, we’re a resilient group,” Garza said. “And we know, we’ve had confidence all year that we can hang with the best of the best, and we know we can beat them. Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple performances that didn’t reflect how we good we are against those teams.”

E.J. Liddell had 15 points and Justice Sueing scored 10 for the Buckeyes (18-7, 12-7). Recently projected as a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed, they’ve lost three games in eight days.

After Liddell hit a jumper to open the game, the Buckeyes never led again.

Duane Washington Jr.’s 3-pointer cut the Iowa lead to seven points with 3:29 left in the first half, but a 10-3 Iowa run made it 42-28 at the break. Garza had 15 points in the first half, and Weiskamp had 13 on 3-of-4 3-point shooting.

The Buckeyes mounted a 14-2 run to open the second half and got back within two with 16:49 left. But a 3-pointer from Weiskamp and a couple of baskets in the paint by Garza got the Hawkeyes out of the danger zone and Ohio State couldn’t chip away.

“They clearly outplayed us, outperformed us, outcoached us,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “We’ve got to get back to work.”

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

UConn, Stanford, Texas A&M and South Carolina would be the top seeds if the women’s NCAA Tournament began Sunday.

The NCAA selection committee revealed the teams in line for the top 16 seeds, although none of Sunday’s games were factored into the reveal.

“It was a little easier now that we had one under our belts,” NCAA women’s basketball committee chair Nina King said. “We approached it knowing what we needed to look for. What did teams do to help themselves or hurt themselves relative to last top 16 reveal? We had something to work off this time.”

The NCAA also announced the four region names: Alamo, Hemisfair, Mercado and River Walk. Those were chosen to honor the San Antonio region, which is hosting the entire tournament.

“The local organizing committee did the legwork for us,” King said. “What are the recognizable names for San Antonio?”

The No. 1-ranked Huskies were projected as the top seed in the Alamo region. They would be joined by Arizona, Georgia and Arkansas. Stanford would be the top team in the River Walk region and would have Baylor, Louisville and Tennessee. Texas A&M leads the Mercado region with Maryland, UCLA and Kentucky.

South Carolina would earn the No. 1 seed in the Hemisfair bracket. The Gamecocks have N.C. State, Indiana and Oregon in their region.

The winners of the Alamo and Hemisfair regions would play in the national semifinals, as would the Mercado and River Walk champions.

Louisville had the biggest drop from the first reveal as the Cardinals fell from a one-seed to a three seed.

“They lost to Florida State and for us, that was a big one,” King said.

Arkansas was the only team not in the original 16. The Razorbacks replaced West Virginia, giving the Southeastern Conference six of the top 16 seeds.

The Mountaineers were just outside the top 16, King said. They were joined by Michigan and Missouri State. Five other teams under discussion for the top 16 were Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, South Dakota State and Washington State.

For the past few years, earning one of the top 16 seeds would give a team home games in the tournament’s first two rounds, but that’s not the case this year with pandemic protocols leading to the San Antonio site. The last four rounds of the NCAAs will be at the Alamodome.

The actual bracket will be unveiled on March 15 with games set to begin later that week. The NCAA announced a series of contingency plans this past week if the coronavirus forced a team out of the tournament.

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s basketball team (10-9, 8-7) ended the regular season on Sunday with a 78-61 loss to No. 6/5 Louisville (21-2, 14-2) inside Purcell Pavilion. As a result, the Fighting Irish will be the No. 6 seed in this coming week’s ACC Tournament.

Sophomore forward Sam Brunelle led the Irish in scoring with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, in which 11 points came in the third quarter. In addition, Olivia Miles recorded her fourth straight game in double figures with 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting. The freshman guard also dished out a career best six assists. 

The Irish suffered from 25 turnovers in the game, in which the Cardinals converted into 25 points. In addition, Louisville shot 32-of-62 (.516) compared to Notre Dame’s 25-of-55 (.455).

“I thought Louisville was fantastic. Dana Evans, played like the player of the year in the ACC. They shot the ball extremely well and we didn’t set the tone. Credit to Louisville. Something we can definitely learn from. Thought we had a good week going 2-1. We’ll learn to take care of the ball. Even with this loss, we can learn and grow from it, regroup and be ready for the ACC Tournament,” Karen & Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Niele Ivey stated. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Notre Dame was plagued by turnovers, mostly in the first half, where they incurred 16, including nine in the first quarter. The Cardinals turned that into 17 of their 44 first-half points.

Louisville recorded a stretch in which they recorded 7-of-8 from the field, which included four three-pointers. As a result, the Cards jumped out to a 22-11 advantage and eventually a 28-18 lead after one. Louisville shot 11-of-17, which included 12 points from Dana Evans; however, Notre Dame was able to stay within striking distance, shooting 8-of-13 from the floor. 

The hot-handed Cardinals fired off a 12-4 scoring spree to start the second to build their largest lead of the game up 44-22. The Irish showed some grit by ending the half on a 6-0 scoring run to pull within 44-28, receiving baskets from Miles, Anaya Peoples and Katlyn Gilbert.

Brunelle powered the Irish in the third, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting. In fact, the sophomore recorded a solo 7-0 run to pull the Irish within 10 at 55-45 with 46 seconds left in the quarter. Yet, the Cardinals stymied the momentum with a short 4-0 scoring burst to push it to 59-45 heading into the fourth. 

Louisville edged Notre Dame 19-16 over the final stanza to bring it to the 78-61 final. Maddy Westbeld finished with nine points, six boards and three assists. Dara Mabrey added seven points while Peoples tallied seven points and seven rebounds. 

NOTES

  • Notre Dame still leads the overall series 16-10, with a 6-4 record at home. Louisville has now won four straight in the series.
  • With the loss, the Irish fall to the six-seed in the ACC Tournament. First bout will be on Thursday, March 4, against Clemson at 8:30 p.m. EST
  • The Irish are now 66-93 all-time against AP top-10 ranked teams. 
  • Since returning from the team’s Covid pause, Westbeld has compiled 46 points and 29 rebounds over three games.
  • Olivia Miles registered her fourth straight game in double figures with 11 points. Also dished out a career high six assists. 
  • Brunelle recorded her seventh game in double figures, leading the Irish with 13 points.  

UP NEXT

The Irish head to Greensboro, North Carolina, for the ACC Tournament. The sixth-seeded Irish battle 11th-seeded Clemson on Thursday, March 4, at 8:30 p.m. EST. If victorious, Notre Dame would play fourth-seeded Georgia Tech on Friday. 

NBA NEWS

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks showed they can still rally in the fourth quarter to win games with their defense.

Antetokounmpo scored 36 points and sparked a game-closing 9-0 run as the Bucks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive victory.

Milwaukee led the NBA in defensive efficiency while posting the league’s best regular-season record each of the last two years. The Bucks generally haven’t performed quite as well on defense this season but stifled the Clippers down the stretch.

The Bucks held the Clippers scoreless over the final four minutes of the game and won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters.

“It’s great when you go against the best in the world down the stretch,” said Antetokounmpo, who also had 14 rebounds and five assists. “You’re trying to get a stop, and they’re trying to score on you to win the game. … I love just taking that individual pride in guarding the best players.”

Kawhi Leonard’s potential tying 3-point attempt bounced off the front rim in the closing seconds. Khris Middleton got the rebound and sealed it by making two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining.

“It’s a step in the right direction,” said Middleton, who had 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds. “We have to prove it by doing it over and over again, not just one game or two games. But I think tonight was a great sign that we’re headed in the right direction as far as defensively.”

After trailing by seven points in the fourth quarter, the Bucks regained the lead 101-100 when Antetokounmpo made two free throws with 1:57 left.

The Clippers had the ball with a chance to take the lead on three separate occasions after that but couldn’t convert. Paul George missed a contested layup with 1:35 remaining. Leonard missed a 3-point attempt with 1:05 left. George missed a 3-point try with about 35 seconds left.

Middleton found Antetokounmpo for a dunk to make it 103-100 with 10.3 seconds left. Antetokounmpo high-stepped up the court in celebration as the Clippers called a timeout.

George said after the game that the Clippers should have picked up the pace on offense down the stretch. Leonard agreed.

“I thought we came down too slow,” Leonard said. “As a team, I don’t feel like we’re there yet. We’re looking to the sideline a lot for plays. I feel like our pace has pretty much slowed down. You’ve got to give them credit, though. They locked in.”

George had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Clippers. Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Lou Williams added 14 points.

Donte DiVincenzo had 11 and Brook Lopez added 10 for the Bucks.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks showed they can still rally in the fourth quarter to win games with their defense.

Antetokounmpo scored 36 points and sparked a game-closing 9-0 run as the Bucks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive victory.

Milwaukee led the NBA in defensive efficiency while posting the league’s best regular-season record each of the last two years. The Bucks generally haven’t performed quite as well on defense this season but stifled the Clippers down the stretch.

The Bucks held the Clippers scoreless over the final four minutes of the game and won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters.

“It’s great when you go against the best in the world down the stretch,” said Antetokounmpo, who also had 14 rebounds and five assists. “You’re trying to get a stop, and they’re trying to score on you to win the game. … I love just taking that individual pride in guarding the best players.”

Kawhi Leonard’s potential tying 3-point attempt bounced off the front rim in the closing seconds. Khris Middleton got the rebound and sealed it by making two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining.

“It’s a step in the right direction,” said Middleton, who had 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds. “We have to prove it by doing it over and over again, not just one game or two games. But I think tonight was a great sign that we’re headed in the right direction as far as defensively.”

After trailing by seven points in the fourth quarter, the Bucks regained the lead 101-100 when Antetokounmpo made two free throws with 1:57 left.

The Clippers had the ball with a chance to take the lead on three separate occasions after that but couldn’t convert. Paul George missed a contested layup with 1:35 remaining. Leonard missed a 3-point attempt with 1:05 left. George missed a 3-point try with about 35 seconds left.

Middleton found Antetokounmpo for a dunk to make it 103-100 with 10.3 seconds left. Antetokounmpo high-stepped up the court in celebration as the Clippers called a timeout.

George said after the game that the Clippers should have picked up the pace on offense down the stretch. Leonard agreed.

“I thought we came down too slow,” Leonard said. “As a team, I don’t feel like we’re there yet. We’re looking to the sideline a lot for plays. I feel like our pace has pretty much slowed down. You’ve got to give them credit, though. They locked in.”

George had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Clippers. Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Lou Williams added 14 points.

Donte DiVincenzo had 11 and Brook Lopez added 10 for the Bucks.

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Devin Booker scored 21 of his season-high 43 points in the third quarter to carry Phoenix in a 118-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, the 14th win for the Suns in their last 17 games.

Booker made 15 of 26 shots from the floor, repeatedly blowing by his defenders for smooth pullup jumpers and traffic-beating, twisting layups to hit the 40-point mark for the 13th time in his six-year career and help the Suns overcome a sluggish start against the NBA’s worst team.

“He’s the complete offensive player,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “The way he scored the ball is not something I took for granted, and no one should. It’s a gift, and we certainly are grateful for it.”

The two-time All-Star Game pick – each as an injury replacement – went 12 for 13 from the free-throw line for the surging Suns (22-11). They are a half-game out of third place in the Western Conference, with the same winning percentage as the Los Angeles Clippers (24-12).

“Once we got it going, we got it going, but obviously we want it to be sooner than later and step on our opponent,” Booker said.

Deandre Ayton added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 11 points and 15 assists for the Suns. They smashed open the game with a 21-3 run over a 3:48 span bridging the third and fourth quarters.

Anthony Edwards made a 3-pointer for Minnesota to cut the lead to 76-74, but Booker assisted on a 3-pointer by Cameron Johnson on the next possession and scored seven more points himself before the end of the period.

“He can score. He can pass. He can do everything. Just the sky is the limit for him, I think,” teammate Dario Saric said about Booker. “I hope he will continue to play like this, because we will win the games.”

Edwards scored 24 points on 8-for-22 shooting for the Timberwolves, who were doing a decent job of defending everybody but Booker until fading hard in Finch’s first home game.

“He just kind of took the ball and put his head down and went and just made a play for himself,” said Finch, who replaced Ryan Saunders a week ago.

Minnesota has allowed 518 points in four games under Finch. Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves (7-27), who lost their eighth straight game and finished the month of February at 2-14.

With D’Angelo Russell sidelined after left knee surgery, the offense is running often through Edwards, the first pick in the draft who has been urged by Finch to attack the basket more. Edwards made all six of his free throws, drawing contact more often than that.

“I’m a rook. I may not get those calls this year, but it’s coming,” Edwards said, smiling as he admiringly changed the subject to Booker. “He was getting great calls, and that’s just respect. He’s good enough to earn those calls.”

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Jayson Tatum made two twisting, driving baskets in the final 15 seconds and finished with 31 points Sunday night, leading the Boston Celtics to a 111-110 comeback victory over the Washington Wizards despite Bradley Beal’s 46 points.

Kemba Walker scored 21 for the Celtics, and Daniel Theis had 20 points and nine rebounds. Boston, which beat Indiana on Friday, has won consecutive games for the first time since late January.

Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, who had won seven of eight. Davis Bertans added 20 points.

The Wizards led 110-105 after Beal’s driving basket with 47 seconds left before the Celtics sliced it to one on Tatum’s acrobatic shot in the lane with 15 seconds remaining.

Washington then turned the ball over before Tatum’s twisting bucket gave the Celtics a 111-110 edge with 4.7 seconds left.

“I think it’s just a feel for the game,” Tatum said of his clutch shots with players around him. “You use your instincts. I’ve been playing basketball since I was 3 years old.”

“He’s a special talent,” Beal said of Tatum. “He’s an All-Star for a reason.”

Beal got trapped in front of Boston’s bench and fired up a shot that bounced off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

“It was a hard-fought effort by both teams. Somebody had to lose,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “They made big plays. Tatum made big plays.”

Tatum had struggled the previous two games, scoring just nine and 13 points, respectively.

“Just the person he is, I knew he was going to come back strong,” Walker said. “We just needed to get a basket and JT got some unbelievable baskets. That’s the type of player he is.”

Coming off his NBA-leading 10th triple-double on Saturday, Westbrook added four assists.

Boston trailed 106-98 after Westbrook’s 3-pointer from the left corner with 2:58 to go, but Tatum’s fadeaway capped a 7-0 spurt with 1:34 to play.

“It means a lot,” Walker said of the comeback. “Just the way we handled ourselves in the huddle. We showed some poise.”

Robin Lopez then nailed a short hook shot and Beal had a driving basket.

“We should have won that game. We were up five,” Beal said. “We did everything we needed to do to put ourselves in position to win that game.”

Beal’s four-point play made it 95-94 with just over five minutes left. He followed a basket by Walker with a 3-pointer and had a three-point play, making it 101-96 with 3:57 left.

Coming off a victory at home a night earlier against Minnesota, the Wizards took a while to get going, but after an extremely slow start they opened the final quarter with an 11-2 spurt to take their first lead of the game.

The Celtics matched their largest lead of the game on Walker’s 3 from the right wing, giving them a 68-57 edge early in the third quarter, before Beal scored eight of Washington’s points during a 12-2 run over a 5:03 stretch.

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PJ Washington scored a career-high 42 points, Malik Monk converted a three-point play with 1.4 seconds remaining and the Charlotte Hornets stunned the Sacramento Kings 127-126 with a late rally Sunday night.

Monk finished with 21 points to help Charlotte come back despite playing without leading scorer Gordon Hayward, who sat out with a hand injury.

LaMelo Ball added 24 points and a career-best 12 assists for the Hornets, who trailed the entire fourth quarter before Monk’s game-winning play.

The Kings missed five free throws over the final 69 seconds and lost for the 10th time in 11 games.

Sacramento led 123-115 following a dunk by Harrison Barnes, but coach Luke Walton’s team couldn’t close it out.

Terry Rozier made a 3-pointer and then added three free throws after being fouled by Barnes with 33.7 seconds left.

After Washington’s fifth 3 cut the lead to 125-124 with 17 seconds remaining, Buddy Hield hit one of two free throws for the Kings.

Monk followed by driving down the lane and flipping the ball off the backboard with his right hand. He was fouled by Richaun Holmes.

Hield missed a desperation heave from beyond midcourt as time ran out.

Hield scored 30 points and Barnes had 28. De’Aaron Fox added 20 points and 14 assists for Sacramento.

Ball gave the Hornets a scare just before halftime when he crashed into the Charlotte bench after catching an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court. Ball tried to flip the ball backward, then tumbled over chairs and into a cooler stand before he was helped up.

The first half was highlighted by a scoring duel between Hield and Washington.

Hield made five 3s and had 17 points in the first quarter to help the Kings go up by 14. Washington brought the Hornets back, scoring 14 of his 22 first-half points in the second period to cut the lead to 67-66.

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The Los Angeles Lakers blew a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead in their first meeting against the Golden State Warriors. They were determined not to let that happen Sunday night.

LeBron James scored 19 points in his 1,300th regular-season appearance as the Lakers routed the Warriors 117-91. He was one of six Los Angeles players to score in double figures in a game that was never in doubt.

The Lakers were up 20 at the end of the first quarter and had a 73-44 lead at halftime.

“Our starters played terrific,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “They had a mindset to make sure they took care of business against a team that stole one from us the last time.”

Forward Markieff Morris was a little more direct about the revenge factor.

“We remember getting up big last time and then coming back,” he said. “We wanted to make our mark early and just keep our foot on their neck throughout the game.”

Vogel said the best thing to come out of the game was that James played a season-low 24 minutes and sat during the fourth quarter.

Kyle Kuzma had 12 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double this season, while Morris and Alex Caruso each scored a season-high 13 points.

The defending NBA champions had dropped five of six since Anthony Davis suffered a right calf strain on Feb. 14, but have won their last two.

“When you lose a mega piece like AD, it is going to take some time offensively and defensively on how we want to play. Over the last couple games, we have done a good job,” said James, who’s the 23rd player in NBA history to appear in at least 1,300 regular-season games.

Eric Paschall scored 18 points for Golden State, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Stephen Curry added 16 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. 14.

The Warriors rallied for a 115-113 victory on Jan. 18 at Staples Center, but were dominated from the opening tip. Los Angeles went on a 16-2 run to take a 20-5 lead with 7:23 remaining in the first quarter as four of its first six field goals were 3-pointers.

The Lakers ended the quarter with 12 straight points to go up 41-21. James had 10 points in the quarter, including two on free throws as Los Angeles was 13 of 16 from the line in the quarter.

Los Angeles had a season-high 73 first-half points as it extended its lead to 29 at halftime. Its largest lead was 35 late in the third quarter.

“We were just never in it. Right from the start, we were fouling them like crazy,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “There are going to be a handful of games that are inexplicable. You don’t spend too much on this one. You flush the toilet and move on.”

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Justise Winslow scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzles pounded Houston 133-84 on Sunday night for the Rockets’ 11th straight loss.

In just his fourth game back after missing more than a year because of a hip injury, Winslow – playing in his hometown – had his best scoring night since October 2019.

“I think every day, Justise is feeling more comfortable,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said. “He’s making strides every day. He’s healthy, playing hard and putting in the work. I give him a lot of credit for the journey he’s had to undertake to get back on the floor.”

Winslow said he was embraced by Memphis after being traded from Miami last February.

“It gave me life, gave me energy and helped me believe in myself again,” Winslow said. “It just felt like home, it just clicked to me, and I felt like I could truly be myself here.”

Memphis had lost three of four before blowing out the slumping Rockets by 49 points, the largest margin of victory in franchise history. Houston has its longest losing streak since a 15-game skid in November and December 2001. The 84 points are the Rockets’ lowest total since Nov. 8, 2018, in a loss to Oklahoma City.

Houston was 4 of 45 3s on 3-pointers. John Wall and Jae’Sean Tate each had 14 points for the Rockets.

Houston’s field goal percentage of 27.7% was a franchise low.

Rockets coach Stephen Silas was asked whether the loss was rock bottom.

“I hope so,” Silas said. “This was embarrassing.”

Brandon Clarke added 16 points for Memphis, Desmond Bane had 15, De’Anthony Melton 14 and Kyle Anderson and Tyus Jones 13 each.

The Grizzlies led 25-18 lead after the first quarter, then outscored the Rockets 38-19 in the second for a 63-37 lead. After the break, the Grizzlies quickly scored two easy baskets, leading to a timeout by Houston just 54 seconds into the third quarter.

Memphis outscored the Rockets 35-8 on fast-break points and 74-36 on points in the paint.

“Very impressive victory by our group,” Jenkins said. “I give them a lot of credit. I thought our energy was phenomenal on the defensive end.”

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Julius Randle scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and the New York Knicks moved above .500 with a 109-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

At 18-17, the Knicks have the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference and have won seven of their last nine games. They had an easy time with the last-place Pistons, taking an 11-point lead into halftime and extending that to 24 in the second half.

“I think the first unit is really finding some chemistry together and I think they’re reading the game well,” New York coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Offensively, when we share the ball, we’re hard to guard.”

This is the first time the Knicks have been above .500 this far into the season since they were 54-28 at the end of 2012-13, according to SportRadar.

“Honestly, in our locker room, it’s expected,” Randle said. “I’m not really surprised where we’re at as a team.”

Derrick Rose scored 14 points, less than a month after he was traded from the Pistons to the Knicks. Dennis Smith Jr., who went to Detroit in that deal, started and scored seven.

Jerami Grant scored 21 points for the Pistons. They shot just 38% from the field and went 9 of 32 from 3-point range. Detroit has lost six of seven, and Wayne Ellington said the week-long break coming up will be welcome.

“It’s been a rough season. We’ve been through it physically, mentally,” Ellington said. “The break is always great, especially for a young team.”

RJ Barrett scored 21 points for the Knicks, and Alec Burks added 16.

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NHL NEWS: No. 400 for Patrick Kane was just like so many others.

A slick move, and then one well-placed shot.

Kane scored his 400th career goal, Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 44 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks closed out a successful February with a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

Kane and Alex DeBrincat got loose for a 2-on-1 midway through the third period. The 32-year-old Kane kept the puck, waited for sprawled Detroit defenseman Filip Hronek to slide by him and then beat Thomas Greiss on the stick side for his team-best 11th of the season.

“I think the biggest thing is once you start reaching these types of milestones, 400 goals and 1,000 games coming up, it leaves you wanting more,” Kane said. “It’s exciting to achieve them.”

Kane pumped both of his arms after becoming the 100th NHL player to reach 400 goals. The three-time Stanley Cup champion is the fourth player in franchise history to reach the milestone with the club, joining Hall of Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita and longtime star Steve Larmer.

“Tonight was all about Kaner,” teammate Ryan Carpenter said. “It’s nice for him to get that goal, and we all admire him for it.”

Carpenter, Pius Suter, Dominik Kubalik and DeBrincat also scored in the third as Chicago broke open a tight game against lowly Detroit. Carpenter also scored in the first, DeBrincat added three assists and Kane posted a three-point night in his 996th NHL game.

Bouncing back nicely from a 5-3 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night, the Blackhawks closed out a 9-3-1 February with their third win in four games.

“Our team, it’s coming together,” Kane said. “We have a lot of young guys that are just going to keep getting better and better.”

Evgeny Svechnikov scored for the second straight game for Detroit, which had won two in a row. Sam Gagner also scored.

The Red Wings played without captain Dylan Larkin for the second straight game because of an upper-body injury. They went 5-8-1 in February.

“It’s disappointing, obviously. I think (Greiss) battled really hard for us and kind of hung him out to dry there at the end,” Gagner said.

Chicago jumped in front on Nikita Zadorov’s first goal since he scored three times for Colorado in the playoffs last year. The 6-foot-6 defenseman, who was acquired in an October trade with the Avalanche, got a pass from David Kampf and beat Greiss from the high slot 11:41 into the first.

The Blackhawks then caught a break when Carpenter’s shot went off Red Wings defenseman Alex Biega in front and was inadvertently kicked in by a scrambling Greiss, making it 2-0 with 2:47 left in the opening period.

The Red Wings, who put 21 shots on net in the first, got one back when Gagner redirected Jon Merrill’s shot past Lankinen with 2:09 to go. It was Gagner’s fourth goal in three games after he had a hat trick in Detroit’s 5-2 victory against Nashville on Thursday night.

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PGA  NEWS

 The plan was for PGA champion Collin Morikawa to wear a red shirt with his black pants Sunday to show support for Tiger Woods as he recovers from career-threatening leg injuries from a car crash.

The clothes shipped to him never arrived, so Morikawa did the next best thing at the Workday Championship.

He played like him.

Staked to a two-shot lead, Morikawa shook off an early mistake, regained control around the turn, delivered two clutch putts and then played a steady hand on a Concession Golf Club course known for calamity.

Just like Woods has done so often, Morikawa forced everyone to catch him. No one did, and his 3-under 69 gave him a three-shot victory for his first World Golf Championship.

“With how good the field was, how good my game felt, to close it out with such a stacked leaderboard coming after me, it really means a lot,” Morikawa said.

He became the 24th player to win a major and a World Golf Championship title, and the 24-year-old Californian joined Woods as the only players to win both before turning 25.

Woods was 23 when he won the first of his 18 World Golf Championships.

Morikawa, who finished at 18-under 270, won for the fourth time in his last 34 starts on the PGA Tour. He finished three ahead of Brooks Koepka (70), Viktor Hovland (67) and Billy Horschel (70), who played with Morikawa in the final group and witnessed the supreme iron play that made him so hard to catch.

As for that red shirt? Morikawa thinks it got stuck in Tennessee because of the weather. He even sent his caddie to the distribution center to see if it arrived.

Several other players wore the ensemble that Woods made famous, and Tony Finau took it an extra step by arriving at Concession with his cap turned backward.

Woods suffered serious injuries to his right leg and foot when his SUV crashed off a road and tumbled down a hill in the Los Angeles suburbs on Tuesday. After a prolonged surgery to put the shattered bones back together, he is recovering and was said to be in good spirits.

“Red and black, we know that’s what Tiger does on Sundays, so just to join in and just let Tiger know we’re supporting him in the best way we can,” Finau said. “We’re still playing and we miss him out here, but it was cool just to be a part of that.”

The inspiration came from Woods. The instruction came from a pair of major champions.

Morikawa was down on his putting a few weeks ago while at home in Las Vegas when he decided to try to the “saw” putting grip that Mark O’Meara perfected, He rotates his right hand so that his first two fingers extend down the grip. O’Meara recently moved to Las Vegas, and Morikawa sought him out.

And then at Concession, he asked club member Paul Azinger for help with his chipping on the Bermuda grass. Azinger said it took about 10 minutes, more about technique to get the bounce in the wedge more involved.

Both worked beautifully all week.

Rock solid with his game and his emotions, Morikawa choked up ever so slightly when it was over talking about Woods and what he has meant to the game, and his paternal grandfather, who died last month.

“You don’t get to say thank you enough,” Morikawa said. “So , `Thank you, guys.'”

Outside of a chunked chip on the second hole that made him scramble for bogey, Morikawa didn’t miss a fairway the rest of the way and was rarely out of position.

Horschel caught Morikawa after three holes and tried to stay with him. Koepka had the last good chance to catch him until, trailing by three with a 35-foot eagle chance on the 17th hole, he three-putted for par.

Hovland, who finished his second round with a quadruple bogey, might have had the best chance of all. Hovland someone managed to punch out of the wire grass and onto the green to make birdie on the par-5 13th, his seventh birdie of the round that pulled him with one shot.

His hopes effectively ended on the next hole. Just as Morikawa was pouring in an 8-foot birdie putt on the short par-4 12th hole, Hovland ran his 40-foot birdie putt some 15 feet past the hole on the par-3 14th, and missed the par putt.

Morikawa’s lead was back to three shots, and he never flinched the rest of the day.

Scottie Scheffler also was in the mix with six birdies in 12 holes. He drove into the water on the 16th and made double bogey, and shot 68 to finish fifth.

Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed, both dressed in red and black, never got anything going. McIlroy closed with a 71 to tie for sixth, while Reed shot a 72 and to finish another spot back.

“I think just for everyone to show their appreciation for what he means to us out here,” McIlroy said about the tribute. “If there was no Tiger Woods, I just the think the tour and the game of golf in general would be in a worse place. He’s meant a lot to us, he still does mean a lot to us and I think that was just a little way to show that.”

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LPGA NEWS

Jessica Korda opened the LPGA Tour season last month by winning the Tournament of Champions.

On Sunday, it was Nelly’s turn.

Nelly Korda followed in big sister’s footsteps with a three-shot victory that looked easier than it felt. She seized control with three birdies through six holes, closed with 12 pars and shot a 3-under 69 at Lake Nona to win the Gainbridge LPGA.

“Yeah, Jess’ win, I was like, `OK, I got to get one now,'” Korda said. “We were close that one year. She won in Thailand and I was leading in Singapore. But it’s nice to get back-to-back Korda wins now.”

More than just matching her sister, Korda won for the first time on American soil. The other three victories for 22-year-old Nelly were in Australia and twice in Taiwan. It also was the first time she won with her parents watching. Her father, Petr Korda, is a former Australian Open tennis champion.

“I’ve had an amazing week and I made some clutch putts when I needed to and pulled it off,” Korda said.

On the other side of the course, Annika Sorenstam wrapped up her return after more than 12 years of retirement with a par on the ninth hole for a 76, finishing last among the 74 players who made the cut. The 50-year-old Swede was making this one-time appearance because Lake Nona has been her home course for two decades.

“I’m just thankful being here, playing here and being able to make the cut,” Sorenstam said. “I think I never gave up, even though it was not really going my way and I wasn’t hitting as well as I should be to be out here. The purpose was to get some tournament rounds, and I did that.”

She has said she plans to play the U.S. Senior Women’s Open this summer and she’ll need to get sharp, though Sorenstam said preparing for that would not include another LPGA event.

“I have so much respect for these players,” she said.

Sorenstam finished 29 shots behind Korda, who won by three over Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko.

Korda, who finished at 16-under 272, began the final round with a one-shot lead over rookie Patty Tavatanakit, the former UCLA star who fell back quickly and wound up with 74 to tie for fifth.

There wasn’t much drama on the final day. Korda made sure of that with a steady diet of pars and picking up enough birdies when she needed them. That doesn’t mean it was easy.

“Honestly, I did not play very good golf today, and I just stayed really solid,” Korda said. “I don’t even know what I did. It was definitely very stressful.”

Ko, a former world No. 1 trying to end nearly three years without winning, had a 69. Thompson closed with a 68.

Jin Young Ko, the current No. 1, took bogey on the par-5 second hole and dropped too many shots along the way to mount any sort of a rally. She shot 71 and finished fourth.

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NASCAR NEWS:

After years of seeing a handful of drivers – the same guys, really – dominate NASCAR’s top level nearly every week, the Cup Series is experiencing a little parity to start the season.

It’s a welcome sight for some. Others hope it’s a fleeting moment.

William Byron was the third surprise winner through three races this season with his victory Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Byron joined Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell as unlikely winners to start this season.

Byron controlled most of the final two stages at Homestead to win for the second time in 111 Cup starts. His first one came at Daytona last August and landed him one of the final spots in the playoffs.

No one saw that one coming.

Few had this one on the radar, either.

Byron entered the weekend as a 28-1 shot to win a race many expected would provide a return to normal for the racing series. Instead, McDowell and Bell have company in the relatively odd group of 2021 winners and drivers who have locked up postseason spots.

“A lot of people obviously made some good decisions on how to get better,” said 2017 series champion Martin Truex Jr., who finished third. “The box we have to work is so small … the rules are the rules and they haven’t changed in a while. The smaller teams get to catch up.”

Truex was quick to point out that he still believes the top teams – the heavyweights like himself, so to speak – will find their way back to the top sooner rather than later.

But the first three races have provided plenty of eyebrow-raising moments. Tyler Reddick was second Sunday, nearly 3 seconds behind Byron. McDowell had his third straight top-10 finish. Chris Buescher ran up front for the first part of the race.

“It definitely has closed the gap,” McDowell said.

McDowell and Bell were first-time winners to open the season. This rare run already has tightened the playoff race less than a month into NASCAR’s long season. A victory earns an automatic berth, and it’s unusual to have multiple unique winners in a season.

Few could have predicted this trio would have put a squeeze on some of NASCAR’s top teams. Two-time series champion Kyle Busch currently sits below the top 16 in the standings, as do Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola – all playoff qualifiers a year ago.

Byron hardly qualifies as a big a shocker as the previous two because he drives the famed No. 24 for Hendrick Motorsports. But he also hadn’t exactly been a regular in victory lane.

Then again, those inside the Hendrick organization had a feeling he could be in for something big this season since he reunited with former crew chief Rudy Fugle.

“That guy has been huge for my career,” Byron said. “He’s the reason I’m here and I’m just glad we could get him. … We really think the same way.”

They had their best year together while running the Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2016, even winning at Homestead.

When Byron’s former crew chief, Chad Knaus, moved up at Hendrick Motorsports, Rick Hendrick hired Fugle and paired him with Byron. It was a rare move for Hendrick, who typically grooms his crew chiefs from within the organization.

Fugle spent eight years at KBM and led the trucks program to two driver championships and five owner titles. His trucks won 28 races, seven with Byron behind the wheel.

“He knows how to push my buttons and get me motivated,” Byron said. “Obviously, you have to back it up with results. Results come when you have people like that to work with.”

Buescher dominated the race early, winning the opening stage (the second stage win of his career). The Roush Fenway Racing driver led five times for a total of 57 laps, but he started to fade “when as sunset neared. Buescher dropped from sixth to 23 after a restart early in the final stage.

“It’s a step in the right direction for us,” Buescher said.

Byron took over from there and left some of the biggest names playing catchup for the first time in years.

“It’s tough because there’s not a whole lot you can do right now,” Truex said.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The University of Notre Dame baseball team took care of business at the plate Sunday afternoon en route to a 10-0 win to clinch the series over No. 16 Wake Forest (3-4, 1-2 ACC). With the series win, the Irish (2-1, 2-1 ACC) have won their last two ACC road series and five of their last seven dating back to 2019.

The Irish jumped out to a three-run lead in the first inning and did not look back as the bats continued to add crooked numbers on the scorecard throughout the day. The Irish scored two or more runs in four of the first six innings. Brooks Coetzee was a big part of those innings as he had two doubles that brought in a career-high 5 RBI. Jared Miller also set a career high with four runs and David LaManna tied career highs with three hits and 3 RBI.

On the mound, graduate student Christian Scafidi and junior Alex Rao paced the Irish throughout the day. They held the Demon Deacons scoreless and allowed just four hits. It is the fewest hits allowed in a conference road game since April 21, 2019 when they allowed four in a 4-1 win over Pitt.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Just as they had done in both games of the doubleheader, the Irish jumped out in front in the first inning.

Spencer Myers battled in his first at-bat and reached via a walk. He was moved over to third after a single from Carter Putz. Myers scored on the next at-bat as Miller singled through the left side. Another run came in after LaManna ripped a single down the first base line to score Putz. One more run came in during the inning when Miller scored on Alex Brait’s groundout to second and the Irish led 3-0 after the opening frame.

The Irish kept it coming in the third inning after singles from LaManna and Miller and a walk to Kavadas loaded the bases. Stepping to the plate with two outs, Coetzee got a hold of a breaking ball and sent it to the wall in left field. All three runners came home to score and the Irish increased their lead to 6-0.

Making his first start in an Irish uniform, Scafidi was dominant early on for the Irish. He kept the Demon Deacons off the scoreboard over the first four innings, allowed just one hit and didn’t have a runner reach past second base as the Irish built their lead.

Coetzee was not done at the plate when he came back up in the fifth with two runners on and two outs. He hit an identical double down the left field line that made it to the wall and scored Miller and Niko Kavadas.

The Irish bats continued to stay hot at the plate in the sixth as they got the bases loaded once again. LaManna stepped into the batter’s box with two outs and deposited the ball through the left side to score Miller and Putz. The two runs got the Irish over the double-digit mark as they held a 10-0 lead.

Rao came on in relief in the middle of the fifth and kept it rolling on the mound for the Irish. He finished the final 4.2 innings of the game and allowed just three batters to reach base. Rao earned the first win of his career to secure the series for the Irish.

STATS OF THE GAME

The Irish did not commit an error over the course of the series. It is the first series without committing an error since Feb. 16-18, 2018 against No. 9 LSU.

It was the first time the Demon Deacons have been shut out since April 27, 2018 against Georgia Tech.

It is the first time the Irish have shut out a conference opponent on the road since April 20, 2019 in a 9-0 win at Pitt.

The Irish just allowed four hits to the Demon Deacons, the fewest allowed in a conference road game since April 21, 2019 when they allowed four against Pitt.

Brooks Coetzee set a career high with five RBI and tied a career high with two hits.

Jared Miller set a career high with four runs scored.

David LaManna tied career highs with three hits and three RBI.

Alex Rao earned his first career win after tying a career high with 4.2 innings pitched.

UP NEXT

The Irish will continue their early season road swing next weekend when they travel to Clemson. The Irish and Tigers will begin a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday March 5. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. ET and the entire series will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra.

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NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Philadelphia2212.64714-38-96-217-65-51 L
Brooklyn2213.6290.513-69-73-211-98-21 L
New York1817.5144.510-78-101-312-107-33 W
Boston1717.5005.010-57-122-413-104-62 W
Toronto1717.5005.08-79-103-412-96-41 W
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Milwaukee2113.61814-47-98-012-75-55 W
Indiana1517.4695.07-108-73-29-103-73 L
Chicago1517.4695.07-108-72-27-86-41 L
Cleveland1321.3828.09-94-122-410-93-73 W
Detroit925.26512.06-103-150-76-143-73 L
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Miami1717.50010-77-103-39-117-36 W
Charlotte1617.4850.59-87-95-19-96-41 W
Atlanta1420.4123.08-96-111-39-123-72 L
Washington1319.4063.06-97-101-65-147-31 L
Orlando1321.3824.08-105-114-19-124-63 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Utah277.79415-212-53-212-48-21 W
Portland1814.5638.08-610-82-39-96-44 L
Denver1815.5458.59-79-87-113-96-41 W
Oklahoma City1420.41213.06-118-92-66-154-61 L
Minnesota728.20020.54-123-162-44-151-98 L
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
LA Lakers2411.68611-713-41-217-65-52 W
LA Clippers2412.6670.512-612-65-214-76-41 L
Phoenix2211.6671.011-611-52-213-78-22 W
Golden State1916.5435.012-67-103-39-86-41 L
Sacramento1321.38210.57-126-92-46-101-91 L
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
San Antonio1712.5868-89-44-512-126-41 W
Dallas1616.5002.58-88-84-18-107-31 W
Memphis1515.5002.57-108-53-58-105-51 W
New Orleans1419.4245.09-75-124-37-133-72 L
Houston1121.3447.55-86-134-58-110-1011 L

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NHL STANDINGS

GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Washington Capitals211254281173697-3-25-2-26-3-1
Boston Bruins191252261059505-1-07-4-26-4-0
New York Islanders211164261156497-0-24-6-26-2-2
Philadelphia Flyers181143251161546-2-25-2-16-2-2
Pittsburgh Penguins20118123860657-1-04-7-16-4-0
New York Rangers1979317650524-6-23-3-14-5-1
New Jersey Devils1778216745522-6-15-2-14-5-1
Buffalo Sabres19610315444572-7-24-3-12-7-1
 
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Vegas Golden Knights171241251251368-2-14-2-07-3-0
Minnesota Wild181260241257445-3-07-3-07-3-0
St. Louis Blues211182241067674-6-27-2-04-5-1
Colorado Avalanche181161231155425-3-06-3-16-3-1
Los Angeles Kings2097422860563-2-36-5-16-2-2
Arizona Coyotes2199321756646-6-33-3-04-4-2
Anaheim Ducks21610517542613-5-33-5-22-5-3
San Jose Sharks1879216353711-3-06-6-24-4-2
 
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Toronto Maple Leafs221642341678559-3-17-1-17-2-1
Edmonton Oilers231490281479696-6-08-3-08-2-0
Winnipeg Jets201361271369538-3-15-3-07-3-0
Montreal Canadiens2096523965603-5-06-1-52-5-3
Calgary Flames221010222958654-4-06-6-24-5-1
Vancouver Canucks24814218768855-6-23-8-02-6-2
Ottawa Senators23715115661914-6-13-9-05-5-0
 
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Tampa Bay Lightning191441291469399-1-05-3-17-3-0
Florida Panthers201343291265577-3-26-1-16-3-1
Chicago Blackhawks231274281173686-3-16-4-37-3-0
Carolina Hurricanes20136127969566-1-17-5-06-3-1
Columbus Blue Jackets23810521762775-4-33-6-23-5-2
Nashville Predators211011020949647-4-03-7-05-5-0
Detroit Red Wings24714317751784-6-23-8-14-5-1
Dallas Stars1666416646454-1-32-5-12-5-3